Our Red Clover plug plants for sale are priced per individual plant. This product has a minimum quantity of 10 plug plants. For orders over 500 plug plants please contact us.
All our plants are native British wildflowers grown in Peat free compost in our sustainable nursery.
Common name: Red Clover
Latin name: Trifolium pratense
Description: Red clover occurs in a wide range of grassland habitats, from mountain ledges to sand dunes, through to lawns and urban waste grounds. It's pinky-red flowers are the most familiar of the clovers, with a wide variety of forms being present in different areas of the UK. The cloverleaf shaped leaves are larger than white clover and are downy with a marked white 'V' shape.
Height: 15-30cm but up to 50cm in some conditions
Flowering: May to October
Colour: Red or pink
Management: Red clover grows best in well-drained or dry, neutral or alkaline soils but will cope with mild acid soil. It prefers to be in full sunlight but will cope with dappled shade. They will grow in hay meadows and pastures with moderate grazing. The latter causing the plant to maintain a smaller size/height. Red clover stands that are one year old or older should be cut at least 3 or 4 times in a season. In newly sown grasslands they can in the first 2-3 years become dominant and cutting back or small scale control may be necessary but this outcome is dependant on the site conditions.